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The Tall Short Person's brownie birthday cake

My Tall Short Person's birthday was last week.  She had plans so I made her a birthday cake this weekend.  i always expect her to ask for Tres Leches which I had made for her once but I came across a recipe for a brownie cake and she requested that.  I did not realize how much she enjoyed brownies.

This cake is intense.  Part of it is my homemade brownies.  We like intense chocolate.  You could do the same with any thing with any brownie recipe.  Just bake three layers of brownie in any circle shape.  I used a nine inch springform pan.

Brownie cake

3/4 cup cocoa (the best you can find)

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup flour

Preheat oven to 400.  Line the bottom of a nine inch springform pan with parchment paper.  Butter and flour the sides of the pan.

Put the butter a in a medium to large saucepan.  Melt the butter.  Take off the heat and mix in the cocoa, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Mix in the eggs.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

The above ingredients are for one brownie.  I did this three times.  Let the brownies cool.

Mascarpone frosting

1 pound mascarpone, room temperature

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Put the mascarpone in a bowl.  Add the sugar and mix well.

This is really creamy.  If you put this on the brownies while they are still warm, it will melt.

Put the first brownie on a plate or cake stand.  Cover with a third of the mascarpone icing.  Place the second on top of it.  Spread another third of the mascarpone icing on top.  Put the last brownie on top.  Use the last of the icing on it.  I found, because I rushed it and my kitchen was hot (not warm, hot), that  I needed to put the cake in the freezer at this point or it would melt.

Add strawberries to the top.

Like I said, this is intense using my brownie recipe.  Dark chocolate intense.  The Tall Short Person only wanted strawberries on top but I think they would have also been good sliced between layers.  This cake made her happy.

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